About Us

Who are we?

We are a law firm serving the needs of investment funds and fund managers, growth companies’ financial institutions and corporates, entrepreneurs. We provide legal advice on a wide range of financial transactions, including fund formation, private equity and debt financing, acquisitions, and technology.

We are passionate about innovation and are committed to working with our clients to deliver commercially driven legal solutions tailored to their businesses, disrupting traditional law firm models. We believe that innovation drives diversity and inclusion.

Epena’s client relationships are aimed at building long–term partnerships, we work as an extension of the client’s team rather than as external lawyers. We take into account the way the client works and his objectives.

Innovation characterizes our practice, we aim at helping clients realize their business goals through:

Counseling on delicate and strategic questions

Removing deal uncertainty

Informing on legal trends in Africa and beyond

Our Values

With over 50 years of cumulative experience acquired by our founders in the most prestigious international law firms, we can provide our clients with best-in-class services based on our foundational values:

Experience
  • Experience acquired internationally
  • We provide unique insights on market practice and tactics

 “Our unique mix of experience sets us apart”

Client Focus
  • We strive to understand the goals of our clients in order to pursue successful commercial outcomes.
  • We provide strategic and practical legal advice.
  • We honor commitments and communicate effectively and efficiently at all times. 

“ Each client has a dedicated team of lawyers. ”

Excellence
  • Our experience acquired working at the most prestigious international law firms allows us to deliver best legal advice through state-of-the-art practice of law.
  • We utilise the latest technology efficiently to provide outstanding and tailored services matching clients’ expectations.
  • We excel in advising on complex negotiations

“ We only compare with the best. ”

Empowerment
  • We manage a lean and flexible corporate structure that encourages entrepreneurial mindsets.
  • We are committed to adding value to local communities, through initiatives that reflect our values

“ Our team members are given the resources to develop expert knowledge in areas of their choice ”

Our Global Footprint

EPENA at a glance – An African firm with a global reach